You can implement the correction instructions that are contained in an SAP Note. If you have modified the objects that you need to correct, you can adjust the corrections to your modifications.
1. To implement the correction instructions in an SAP Note in your system, select the note on the initial screen of the Note Assistant and choose Implement Note.
The system first checks which correction instructions in the SAP Note correspond to your system release and Support Package level.
The system also checks whether corrections from other SAP Notes are prerequisites for implementing the current correction. If this is the case, the system displays these SAP Notes in a dialog box.
¡ If you have an RFC connection to the SAPNet – R/3 Frontend, you can automatically download these SAP Notes by confirming the dialog box.
¡ If this is not the case, load the prerequisite SAP Notes from the SAP Service Marketplace and use the Note Assistant to upload these SAP Notes.
If these SAP Notes are relevant for your system and have to be implemented as prerequisites, they are then listed in the order in which they must be implemented. (See also: SAP Note Queue). If the prerequisite SAP Notes are not relevant (because they have already been implemented by way of a Support Package, for example) and therefore do not need to be implemented, then the Note Assistant automatically assigns the corresponding status and does not display the respective SAP Notes in the list. You can find these SAP Notes by calling the Note Browser and selecting according to the processing status Not relevant.
Read the prerequisite SAP Notes carefully.
If possible, the system will implement all prerequisite corrections in one step.
Before the system corrects the objects, it displays a dialog box for selecting the change request.
2. Select a suitable change request or create a new one.
The SAP Note (R3TR NOTE), including all the correction instructions (R3TR CINS) and all modified objects, is entered in this request. You can use this request to transport the corrections into other follow-on systems.
Note that all the objects that you want to correct must be entered in the same request as the SAP Note data. This is the only way to make sure that the corrections are made in full in the follow-on systems.
You do not need an SSCR key to implement SAP Note corrections automatically.
3. A dialog box appears that contains all the objects that you want to modify.
A traffic light symbol indicates whether the system can implement the correction automatically or not. (See also: Confirming Correction Implementation).
Clicking the name of the object takes you to the Changes Display, which shows you all of the changes.
If you have previously modified the source texts that you want to correct, the SAP Note is flagged with a yellow icon. You can adjust the corrections to your modifications. See also: Splitscreen Editor.
This type of adjustment is not possible for repository objects that are not of source text type, or subobjects. You must perform any adjustments that may be required in the respective object editor, either before or after the Note implementation.
If you make manual changes when you implement SAP Notes, the system cannot tell whether these corrections have been implemented correctly. For this reason, you must confirm in an additional dialog box that the corrections have been implemented in full.
If the system cannot implement a correction automatically, although you have not modified the relevant objects, first try to implement the SAP Note by using the split-screen editor. If automatic implementation fails, it is usually due to small differences in the source code.
If you still cannot implement the SAP Note, it probably contains errors. If this is the case, contact SAP Support. To do so, create a problem message and assign it to the component of the SAP Note (FI-AR-CR, for example).
4. When you confirm the dialog box containing the list of repository objects to be corrected, the system initially only saves the modified objects as inactive versions in the database. In the dialog step that follows, the system then asks you to activate the modified objects. The corrections only take effect in your system after you have performed this activation.
As part of this activation procedure, the system checks the syntax of the modified objects. If an error is found, the system cancels the activation. Syntax errors of this kind can be caused either by modifications or by an incorrect Note. If the latter applies, contact SAP Support.
Note that the system can only automatically implement changes made to certain object types. (See also: Technical Details on Correction Instructions)
If other changes are necessary (for example, to ABAP Dictionary objects), these are described in the text of the SAP Note. You need to implement these changes in the system manually.
5. After you have implemented the corrections, test the function that contained the error and check whether the original problem has now been solved.
You can display all the objects that have been corrected by the SAP Note. To do this, choose Corrected Objects. The modification browser appears.
6. Set the processing status to Completed.
In exceptional cases you can remove correction instructions that have been implemented. The changes that you implemented are then reset. The SAP Note remains in your system and is reset to the status that it had before you implemented it.
To do this, choose Reset SAP Note Implementation.
7. If you have successfully solved your problem by implementing the SAP Note, release the change request that was created when you implemented the correction instructions.
This transports the corrections and SAP Note data into the follow-on systems in your system landscape.